Diego Maradona

Maradona offers to coach Argentina for free after World Cup debacle

​Diego Maradona wants to return to the position of Argentina coach, as Jorge Sampaoli faces pressure to resign following their World Cup travails

Half the game is lost off the pitch

The toxic debates that have dogged former titans demonstrate how national attitudes shape team performance

Maradona echoes approval for the arrests of Fifa’s ‘old bastards!’

From Diego Maradona’s delight to the denials of regional football bosses, Latin America has lapped up the unfolding Fifa corruption scandal.

Coach Maradona in spotlight as UAE season starts

A small corner of the UAE will grab the attention of the soccer world on Sunday night when Diego Maradona's Al Wasl launch their league campaign.

Maradona sues Chinese firms over online game

Argentine football icon Diego Maradona is suing two companies for using his name and image to promote an online game without his permission.

Maradona: I’m going after Grondona’s family

Maradona has told a newspaper he will take legal action against Argentine soccer boss Julio Grondona over perceived criticism of his drug problems.

Emotional Maradona lashes out at ‘treason’, ‘lies’

Diego Maradona has accused Argentina football chief Julio Grondona of lying in a bitter attack on the men he insists plotted his downfall.

‘Toughest day’ of Maradona’s life

He walked into the press conference with chin and nose in the air, but the dejection shrouding Diego Armando Maradona was palpable.

Maradona: Messi will play

Diego Maradona is making seven changes to his starting lineup for Argentina's match with Greece, but star Lionel Messi will play on Tuesday.

Will it be the samba or the tango?

<i>Mail & Guardian</i> hacks gaze into their crystal balls to place a few bets on the Soccer World Cup.

Higuain hat-trick gives Argentina victory

Gonzalo Higuain scored the first hat-trick of the World Cup as Argentina took a huge step towards the second round when they thrashed South Korea 4-1.

Messi torments Nigeria in Argentina win

World player of the year Lionel Messi lived up to his billing with a wonderful performance in Argentina's 1-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday evening.


Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs